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A new church forming in Chester, VA

EXALTING GOD

THROUGH NEW LIFE

ABOUT US

MISSION

To cultivate a hopeful community shaped by grace and truth to nourish new life in Christ.

VISION

A diverse church body exalting God in discipleship and unity.

CORE VALUES

Bible

THE BIBLE

OUR DELIGHTFUL GUIDE

The Scriptures are God's chosen means of reliably telling people about Himself and His redemptive purposes, culminating in Jesus. We study, proclaim, and apply His Spirit-inspired and authoritative Word because this is how God brings new life to our thinking, feeling, and acting.

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DISCIPLESHIP

OUR GRACIOUS CALLING

Every person is born spiritually dead in sin, but God graciously sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice so that anyone who repents and puts their faith in Jesus receives forgiveness, adoption, and eternal life. We proclaim the gospel as the message of salvation, the basis of our new identity, and the means of walking in new life.

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THE GOSPEL

OUR ABIDING CENTER

Our Savior calls us to walk in new life through denying ourselves, abiding in His love, and keeping His commandments. We nurture disciples of Christ through biblical teaching and intentional relationships to grow in love of God and love of neighbor, bearing fruit in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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UNITY

OUR DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER

Through the Spirit, diverse people are made into a new family by faith in Christ rather than by a shared human culture or characteristic. We base our fellowship on biblical truths, and in matters of Christian liberty we humbly serve others ahead of ourselves because unity is God’s gift to us and a testimony to the world.

LEADERSHIP

Pastor

Rev. Joel Passmore, church planting pastor

  • Founding member of 2 successful Richmond-area church plants
  • Served as worship leader, elder, and associate pastor
  • Previous career in engineering and management
  • Recommended by Mission to North America’s Church Planter Assessment Center
  • Passionate about the church’s Spirit-driven and Christ-centered mission to make disciples of all nations

Overseen by eight local pastors and elders from the James River Presbytery who have over 50 years of church planting experience.

Rev. Kevin Greene

(West End Presbyterian Church, Richmond)

James Murphy

(City Church of Richmond)

Rev. Stanley Morton

(Crown & Joy Presbyterian Church)

Tim Hart

(West Hopewell Presbyterian Church)

Rev. Clint Dowda

(Grace Community Presbyterian Church)

Brandon Butterworth

(West End Presbyterian Church, Hopewell)

Rev. Sean Sawyers

(Sycamore Presbyterian Church)

Rick Hutton

(All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church)

GATHERINGS

This fall we will have three different types of gatherings, each with a distinct place in the planting of New Creation Presbyterian Church:

Brunches

Fellowship Brunches

Once a month on a Saturday

10am-1pm Hosted in core group member backyards

Strengthening our relationships by sharing warm conversation, delicious food, and backyard games.

Vision Meetings

Vision Meetings

Once a month on a Sunday

12:30-2pm Hosted at Spring Run Presbyterian Church

Moving forward in our mission with interactive teaching, discussion, collaboration, and prayer.

Small Groups

Small Groups

Twice a month on Tue, Wed, Thu

Hosted in core group member homes

Growing in Christ together through discussion of God’s Word, mutual encouragment, and prayer.

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GET CONNECTED

Please reach out for more information or to get involved.

Join us in this new creation endeavor!